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Data Robotics, Inc. DroboPro 8-Bay In-depth Review

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Data Robotics

Specifications and Test System Setup


Disk Interface:

  • Eight-bay capacity
  • 3.5" SATA I or SATA II hard disk drives
  • No carriers required
  • Mix and match capacities, disk brands and speeds


  • Width: 12.17"
  • Height: 5.46"
  • Length: 14.1"
  • Weight: 16lbs 3ozs (without hard drives or packaging)

Host Interface:

  • iSCSI (utilizes Gigabit Ethernet)
  • FireWire 800
  • High Speed USB 2.0


  • Normal operation: 30.4 dB

Box Contents:

  • DroboPro
  • 6' USB 2.0 cable
  • 6' FireWire 800 cable
  • 6' Ethernet cable
  • User Guide and Quick Start Instructions
  • Resource CD includes:
  • Drobo Dashboard application
  • Help files
  • Electronic Documentation

Certification: Emissions:

  • FCC Part 15 Class B and Safety: UL, cUL


  • Kensington lock port

Power Specifications:

  • Idle system (standby, drives off): 13 watts
  • Typical idle system - idle, drive spin down mode (eight drives): 25 watts
  • Typical busy system (eight drives): 82 watts

Operating System Support:

  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
  • Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 and greater
  • Mac OS X Server 10.4.11 or greater (Mac OS X 10.5.6 or greater recommended for optimal iSCSI performance and reliability)
  • Linux using EXT3

File System Options:

  • Windows: NTFS
  • Mac OS X: HFS+
  • Cross-Platform: FAT32
  • Linux: EXT3 (currently in beta)


  • Two (2) year warranty or as provided by local law.

 Test System Setup


Hard Drive Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7 920 @ 4 GHZ (HT disabled)
Motherboard Asus P6T
Memory Corsair Dominator 12GB DDR3-1600
Hard Drive Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD
Sound Card Asus Xonar D1
Video Card EVGA Geforce GTX 260 Core 216
Video Drivers Geforce 191.07
Power Supply Corsair 620HX
DirectX Version DX11
Operating System Windows 7 x64

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